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It may or may not be a well known secret, but if you hold down all 3 modifier keys (cnrl, option,command), then click file > bounce to QuickTime movie - you get a hidden menu that allows you to compress and bounce to many different formats!!!!! Why would they hide this? NO IDEA....


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Personally, I stopped any activities in any way related to normalizing a long time ago. How I record sounds is how they go into my library. I don't mess with the dynamics, and I don't gain them up (unless I'm actually designing a sound for a specific use). I don't need every single sound peaking out at -.3 dBFS with an RMS of -10 dBFS. I'm never going to put ...


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I'm platform agnostic, and I think the whole debate is pretty pointless. You could easily get a PC that runs as well as a Mac, but you'd be paying about the same price. Most who go out and buy a PC don't shell out the kind of money you do on a Mac. Of course Pro Tools is going to run poorly on a lower quality machine. I'll admit that OS maintenance on a PC ...


6

The basics are thus: "What are the specifications of the broadcaster you're delivering to?" You're asking us to distill a very complex process down into a "paint by numbers" process. If it were that easy, there'd be a manual that anyone could follow. I'm not trying to be mean by saying this, only trying to give you an idea of the scope of the question you'...


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Great question! It's encouraging to see that sound people are still thinking outside the "plug ins" box. The concept of using outboard gear in an attempt to alter your source material is certainly worth pursuing, and what you would capture might indeed be something quite special and unique. I wholeheartedly recommend that you undertake the effort! Bear in ...


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Heyo - most people here probably know that after working for Avid happily for over 7 years (left easly last year), if you cut me my blood looks a litttttle bit purple, but bias in context and having just taught the entire curriculum at UTS:Proschool in Sydney over the last 6 weeks I can pass on some observations on the current curriculum if you want them. ...


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Short answer: Because people still buy them, and it's not worth the cost to convert. Longer Answer: Those are the native settings of their existing files. It would cost them time (man hours) and storage space to convert all of those files to 48k for "convenience" on hard disk based delivery for the end user. Both mean more money spent. Note that these new ...


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Even floating point numbers can clip and degrade. If I'm mixing, I prefer 64bit floats if available, but I use mostly analogue gear now .. so the mixing happens outside of the digital domain. I do have some software I wrote to automagically remix music.. the jazz-o-tron 1000. Internally it uses 80bit IEEE samples (YES, 80.. its not a typo).. but I only use ...


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The difference between clip gain and volume automation is basically INPUT volume and OUTPUT volume. Clip gain is the input volume. This data is read and taken into account before insert effects, sends, volume automation, eft. Here are two examples : if you crank up the clip gain you could potentially clip your audio. If it Wasn't clipping while you were ...


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http://www.mixcoach.com/common-dae-errors-and-their-causes/ Official FAQ about troubleshooting DAE Errors: http://avid.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/FAQ/en363439


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is ABSOLUTELY necessary to record at 48 kHz that's not for film where the final audio will be bounced to 44.1 format anyway? We know that at 44.1kHz we can accurately record and playback the frequencies that live in the human hearing threshold, so oversampling might seem an overkill. Most of the time this is the case, but some scenarios can benefit from ...


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Try to see if you can enter at a more advanced level. It can go agonizingly slow with the newer users in those classes when you're operating at a level like you are. Does anyone know if you can shortcut it and just take the test without doing the classes? That would be ideal... I've studied the Pro Tools manual 4 times through: version 5, 6, and 7 twice, ...


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It's definitely not a pointless question. Here's what I'm taking with me to Edinburgh for my Masters program. 2008 MacBook Pro, upgraded to 4-gigs of RAM H4n handheld recorder ProTools 9 M-Box 2 mini Akai MPK MIDI controller Lacie Rikki 1TB external hard drive That's pretty much it. I've refrained from buying application specific tools like shotgun ...


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Answers to these questions: Zaxcom Nomad - up to 96kHz confirmed Sound Devices handheld - short answer, no. long answer, they don't want to be a "me too" company, so they would need to consider what can they bring to it that is unique. they also want to continue catering to the higher end market. if they did try to put one together, it would be a question ...


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I highly recommend starting from distant assets. Most up to date weapons libs include some distanced material. The stereo fields tend to be richer, and the frequency rolloffs and dynamics much more naturalistic. just my 2 cents coming from a video game designer who has put distant weaponry in tons of projects.


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I agree with @Shaun on this. I think the confidence to not normalize or alter gain comes with experience. My big a-ha came as I built my own library of ambiences: Adjusting gain in post would leave me with just as many variances in background noise and mic self-noise as my wildly varying input gain on my mic pre's in the field between outings, perhaps more....


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Very easy and can be done in several modes/ways. if you have set a range with the range tool just hit the KC assigned to the [Navigate>Down command] (I use the arrow down key). For other editing methods you can just hit the KC for the [Locators to selection] command (P in my case), this enables you to assign your selected range to your L/R locators thus ...


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Max/MSP's Convolution is alright and also SoundHack has some awesome Mutation and convolution processes.


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Pro Tools is too strong of a brand name to disappear. Avid could die, but another company will buy Pro Tools. It could be better, worse, or the same as before. Yamaha bought Steinberg several years ago and I honestly don't think much has changed. Oh, and Disney bought Star Wars....


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Creating Track Presets in Protools 10 1) Go to Applications > Avid > Pro Tools. Here, create a folder titled "Track Presets". you can also create folders within "Track Presets" for different categories (ex: Reverb, Master bus, Virtual instruments and so on) 2) Create a new track in a blank project and configure the track to your tastes (inputs, outputs, ...


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shift scroll side to side woohoo!


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Open the PT Shortcuts Guide PDF, then unplug the mouse and take it with you. Nothing made me faster with basic keyboard shortcuts than being 100% unable to reach for the mouse.


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10.8 is a very polished OS but not all of its bugs have been ironed out. 10.6.8 is the last iteration of a still very mature OS that hasn't got the latest and greatest software you most likely wouldn't need. The performance of both, regarding audio, is roughly the same. However the stability of audio software that relies on older APIs (Pro Tools and Logic ...


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